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What is LinkedIn Blackmail and How Does It Work?

LinkedIn blackmail can play out in different ways. Here are two examples of the most popular tactics blackmailers use to obtain their victim’s private information on LinkedIn.

Phishing scams are a tactic that consists of scammers sending emails claiming to be from a legitimate company such as LinkedIn. The goal of the email is to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, and passwords, or they can even send you a link that is embedded with malware that once you click can gain access to your device and personal information.

Scammers also use LinkedIn under false identities or by impersonating real people to try and steal people’s money, collect personal information such as their social security, or build a relationship to collect personal content such as images that can later be used for extortion or also known as sextortion.

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How to Protect Yourself from LinkedIn Blackmail?

The best way to protect yourself from Tinder blackmail is to never send anyone any compromising photos or videos in the first place. If you're worried that someone may try to blackmail you, it's also a good idea not to share any sensitive personal information — such as your full name, address, or workplace — on the app or your other social media platforms.

The most effective way to protect yourself from LinkedIn scams is by being extremely cautious about the information you share with people. Be sure to only interact with people you know and trust. Not everyone online is who they say they are. You should also be aware of what you are clicking on. Tons of scam emails get sent out daily! LinkedIn has stated that they will never ask you to click any link to save your account from closing or for any other reason.

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How to Report LinkedIn Blackmail?

To report LinkedIn scams, click here and fill out the form to the best of your abilities. Be sure to be specific as possible when describing the scam.

You can also report LinkedIn blackmail to us here at Digital Investigation. Give us a call at 844-240-8277 or chat with one of our representatives online to start a case.

How Can I Use Your Helpline to Stop it?

Our helpline assists victims of cyber blackmail among other terrible cybercrimes. We will be able to provide you with the right resources and steps to overcome your blackmail and put an end to it for good.

What to Do If You Have Been Blackmailed on LinkedIn?

If you are being blackmailed on LinkedIn, follow these tips:

  • Document the blackmail
  • Report your scammer to LinkedIn
  • Do not give in to the demands of your blackmailer
  • Instill strong privacy settings on all of your online accounts, especially on LinkedIn
  • Reach out to experts for help and report the crime as soon as it occurs

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